This course draws from economic anthropology, economic ecology, Marxism, and community economies theory to explore, critically examine, and theorize capitalism and its non-capitalist others. We first examine capitalism as a theoretical construct and lived experience. We then investigate prominent efforts around the world that are making a claim 'other economies are possible'-including Buen Vivir, Solidarity Economies, Community Economies, and Cooperative Movement. Through ethnographic readings, videos, discussions, and guest presentations from activist and developers, we examine the constraints on and possibilities for the cultivation of ethical economies that might enable us to learn how to live well with each other and our non-human others.
- Teacher: Boone Shear